Steam Rollers
Team Captain

Thomas Winterberger

Thomas Winterberger
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Thomas Winterberger

This June I’ll be cycling 270 miles over 3 days in my fifth ALS Tri-State Trek.  There must be easier ways to get a bowl of Husky Tracks ice cream but I’m sure it wouldn’t be as rewarding without biking 103 miles on the first day to get it! It’s hard to point to a single purpose for the ride as there are so many good reasons … To support the efforts of ALS TDI and help raise much needed funds … To reunite with the Trek family and experience the camaraderie of a great group of people all focused on the same goal … To remember all those that have suffered from ALS and to continue the hope that it will soon end … To remind myself that while biking 270 miles over 3 days can seem grueling and painful, it can’t be anything compared to living with ALS … But most of all to remember my good friend and adventure companion Robin Ashley who passed away from ALS in 2011.  Robin always lived life to the fullest.  No adventure was too big or too small as long as it allowed him to spend time in the outdoors with family and friends. Please support my efforts.  No amount is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated.

Thomas Winterberger
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This June I’ll be cycling 270 miles over 3 days in my fifth ALS Tri-State Trek.  There must be easier ways to get a bowl of Husky Tracks ice cream but I’m sure it wouldn’t be as rewarding without biking 103 miles on the first day to get it! It’s hard to point to a single purpose for the ride as there are so many good reasons … To support the efforts of ALS TDI and help raise much needed funds … To reunite with the Trek family and experience the camaraderie of a great group of people all focused on the same goal … To remember all those that have suffered from ALS and to continue the hope that it will soon end … To remind myself that while biking 270 miles over 3 days can seem grueling and painful, it can’t be anything compared to living with ALS … But most of all to remember my good friend and adventure companion Robin Ashley who passed away from ALS in 2011.  Robin always lived life to the fullest.  No adventure was too big or too small as long as it allowed him to spend time in the outdoors with family and friends. Please support my efforts.  No amount is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated.

Team Members

Mark Novak

Mark Novak
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Mark Novak

This June I will be participating in a  270 mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek.  This incredible event is designed to raise money to end ALS.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact.  Patients, on average, live between two to five years.  As there is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is devastating. We ride to change that; and we proudly support the efforts of the world’s leading ALS research facility, the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Operating the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ALS TDI is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible. We started as a team 5 years ago riding in memory of our friend, Robin Ashley.  Robin was diagnosed with ALS in 2008 and passed away in 2011 at the age of 54.  Anyone who had the privilege to know Robin remembers his positive outlook, a smiling face, and someone who could become an instant friend.  As our understanding of the breadth of this terrible disease has expanded, we have realize that almost everyone we talk to has some connection to a friend or family member who is suffering from, or has died from,  ALS.  This must stop.  With your help – it will. Each rider on Team Steam Roll ALS has committed to this great cause. The course is difficult and will require long hours of training, but the strength we’ll need is nothing compared to the strength and determination those suffering from ALS show throughout their battle.  It will be demanding but ALS demands our attention and we will do all we can to help. Please donate and help us reach our goal.  Riding is the hard part, donating is easy. .

Mark Novak
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This June I will be participating in a  270 mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek.  This incredible event is designed to raise money to end ALS.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact.  Patients, on average, live between two to five years.  As there is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is devastating. We ride to change that; and we proudly support the efforts of the world’s leading ALS research facility, the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Operating the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ALS TDI is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible. We started as a team 5 years ago riding in memory of our friend, Robin Ashley.  Robin was diagnosed with ALS in 2008 and passed away in 2011 at the age of 54.  Anyone who had the privilege to know Robin remembers his positive outlook, a smiling face, and someone who could become an instant friend.  As our understanding of the breadth of this terrible disease has expanded, we have realize that almost everyone we talk to has some connection to a friend or family member who is suffering from, or has died from,  ALS.  This must stop.  With your help – it will. Each rider on Team Steam Roll ALS has committed to this great cause. The course is difficult and will require long hours of training, but the strength we’ll need is nothing compared to the strength and determination those suffering from ALS show throughout their battle.  It will be demanding but ALS demands our attention and we will do all we can to help. Please donate and help us reach our goal.  Riding is the hard part, donating is easy. .

Danielle Zina

Danielle Zina
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Danielle Zina

This year i decided to take the challenge...the challenge that many can't.  I decided to ride in my first Tri State Trek with the Steam Rollers along side my Uncle.  This is my Uncle's 5th Trek and together our team is riding the 270 miles over 3 days to help find an effective treatment for ALS.   For those of you who don't know what ALS, also known a Lou Gehrids disease, is please read the information provided by Tri State Trek.  "It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact. ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. Most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS."   The Steam Rollors ride in memory of a family friend, Robin, who battled against ALS. Please consider donating, any amount helps. My personal goal is to raise $2,000+ for this ride. I am pushing myself to ride 270 miles to show my support... please considering showing yours as well.   Thank you, Danielle

Danielle Zina
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This year i decided to take the challenge...the challenge that many can't.  I decided to ride in my first Tri State Trek with the Steam Rollers along side my Uncle.  This is my Uncle's 5th Trek and together our team is riding the 270 miles over 3 days to help find an effective treatment for ALS.   For those of you who don't know what ALS, also known a Lou Gehrids disease, is please read the information provided by Tri State Trek.  "It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact. ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. Most people survive two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS."   The Steam Rollors ride in memory of a family friend, Robin, who battled against ALS. Please consider donating, any amount helps. My personal goal is to raise $2,000+ for this ride. I am pushing myself to ride 270 miles to show my support... please considering showing yours as well.   Thank you, Danielle

Charles Winterberger

Riding for those who no longer can
Charles Winterberger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Charles Winterberger

Riding for those who no longer can

This June, I am riding in my first Tri-State Trek to help in the effort to find an effective treatment for ALS. I'm joining the Steam Rollers team that is captained by my brother, Tom.  The team was started to honor the memory of Robin Ashley, who was a close friend to a number of people on the team.  I had the pleasure of meeting Robin a number of times and always found him to be warm and personable.  To be taken from this world at the young age of 54 by ALS was awful and is one of the motivating factors for participating in the Tri-State Trek.  The other motivating factor is the memory of David Murray, a fellow member of the Finger Lakes BMW motorcycle club who passed away from ALS in 2006.  Please support my efforts to find a cure for ALS so fine people like Robin and David are not taken from us at a young age.  Any donation, small or large is greatly appreciated.

Charles Winterberger
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This June, I am riding in my first Tri-State Trek to help in the effort to find an effective treatment for ALS. I'm joining the Steam Rollers team that is captained by my brother, Tom.  The team was started to honor the memory of Robin Ashley, who was a close friend to a number of people on the team.  I had the pleasure of meeting Robin a number of times and always found him to be warm and personable.  To be taken from this world at the young age of 54 by ALS was awful and is one of the motivating factors for participating in the Tri-State Trek.  The other motivating factor is the memory of David Murray, a fellow member of the Finger Lakes BMW motorcycle club who passed away from ALS in 2006.  Please support my efforts to find a cure for ALS so fine people like Robin and David are not taken from us at a young age.  Any donation, small or large is greatly appreciated.

Kim Millett

Kim Millett
  • Virtual Rider
  • 3rd Trek

Kim Millett

Kim Millett
  • Virtual Rider
  • 3rd Trek

John Gillivan

John Gillivan
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

John Gillivan

John Gillivan
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Tsatsu Fiadjoe

Pedalling for those who cannot
Tsatsu Fiadjoe
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

Tsatsu Fiadjoe

Pedalling for those who cannot

This summer I am riding in the Tri State Trek to help find an effective treatment for ALS. Every year I say it is my last trek but each year the cure fo ALS remains elusive so I am back again!  This year I am riding for 2 days in the trek.  Gotta start training soon.  Please support my efforts and donate.  Every little bit helps. Thanks Tsatsu

Tsatsu Fiadjoe
  • Rider
  • 5th Trek

This summer I am riding in the Tri State Trek to help find an effective treatment for ALS. Every year I say it is my last trek but each year the cure fo ALS remains elusive so I am back again!  This year I am riding for 2 days in the trek.  Gotta start training soon.  Please support my efforts and donate.  Every little bit helps. Thanks Tsatsu

William O'Mara

William O'Mara
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

William O'Mara

This summer I am riding 91 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

William O'Mara
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

This summer I am riding 91 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Anthony Butler

Would you sponsor me for a few miles?
Anthony Butler
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

Anthony Butler

Would you sponsor me for a few miles?

I, along with my Steam Rollers teammates are back at the Tri-State Trek this year, 2019,  Unfortunately, that means ALS is still around as an uncurable disease despite amazing efforts by the ALS-TDI and others throughout the medical/scientific community.  As we have done for the last 4 years, we will ride some 280 miles from Boston to Greenwich, CT via NY to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for further research.  We do it in memory of our friend Robin who was taken from us far too early.  We do it for the folks that are currently fighting the disease, although they seem to be the ones encouraging us.  We do it for the scientist and doctors that are working day in and day out to end this disease, so they do not get discouraged.  We do it for YOU and for US, because being part of something far larger than oneself brings true meaning to people's lives.  So, please do not just leave it for later, donate NOW, donate any amount you can to our team and to this worthy cause - NO AMOUNT OF DONATION IS TOO SMALL - every little bit helps.  Knowing we have YOU supporting our efforts is truly priceless to us!  Help us make this the last Tri-State Trek, help us beat ALS. Thank you! Tony

Anthony Butler
  • Rider
  • 4th Trek

I, along with my Steam Rollers teammates are back at the Tri-State Trek this year, 2019,  Unfortunately, that means ALS is still around as an uncurable disease despite amazing efforts by the ALS-TDI and others throughout the medical/scientific community.  As we have done for the last 4 years, we will ride some 280 miles from Boston to Greenwich, CT via NY to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for further research.  We do it in memory of our friend Robin who was taken from us far too early.  We do it for the folks that are currently fighting the disease, although they seem to be the ones encouraging us.  We do it for the scientist and doctors that are working day in and day out to end this disease, so they do not get discouraged.  We do it for YOU and for US, because being part of something far larger than oneself brings true meaning to people's lives.  So, please do not just leave it for later, donate NOW, donate any amount you can to our team and to this worthy cause - NO AMOUNT OF DONATION IS TOO SMALL - every little bit helps.  Knowing we have YOU supporting our efforts is truly priceless to us!  Help us make this the last Tri-State Trek, help us beat ALS. Thank you! Tony

Lynn Winterberger

Crew for the Cause
Lynn Winterberger
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

Lynn Winterberger

Crew for the Cause

This June is my 4th time serving as 3-day crew for the Steam Rollers as they participate in their 5th Tri-State Trek.  The entire event is so incredible!!  Not just all the fundraising and physical effort but being a part of the Trek family.  It's indescribable, which seems impossible for somebody who talks as much as I do.  To be there, and to support not just my team but all the teams, is both physically and emotionally draining but completely worth the effort.  Last year was my first year on pit stop crew and I choose the first one which means I'm already on my way to set up when the team is just thinking about getting up.  So, if 270 miles on a bike isn't reason enough to donate to END ALS, how about the 4:30 AM wake-up to crew for a great cause.  Thanks for all the past, current and future support!!!

Lynn Winterberger
  • 3 Day Crew
  • 4th Trek

This June is my 4th time serving as 3-day crew for the Steam Rollers as they participate in their 5th Tri-State Trek.  The entire event is so incredible!!  Not just all the fundraising and physical effort but being a part of the Trek family.  It's indescribable, which seems impossible for somebody who talks as much as I do.  To be there, and to support not just my team but all the teams, is both physically and emotionally draining but completely worth the effort.  Last year was my first year on pit stop crew and I choose the first one which means I'm already on my way to set up when the team is just thinking about getting up.  So, if 270 miles on a bike isn't reason enough to donate to END ALS, how about the 4:30 AM wake-up to crew for a great cause.  Thanks for all the past, current and future support!!!